We have one REU position available for a student to conduct a research project within a large-scale, replicated experiment on conservation corridors in South Carolina throughout the summer of 2019. The REU will be mentored by Dr. John Orrock (Associate Professor at UW-Madison) and Savannah Bartel (PhD student at UW-Madison, Orrock Lab member).
We will work with the student to develop a project centered around the general question: ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚ÂœHow does patch geometry modify predator-prey interactions and the foraging decisions of mammalian prey?ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Â Within this general framework, the REU will have the opportunity to select specific questions and hypotheses to test.
The REU will conduct fieldwork over the summer of 2019 (~May-August). The student will receive a stipend ($6000), along with an offset to living expenses ($600). All research expenses will be covered. The student will live close to our field station (USFS Savannah River), near Aiken, SC.
Interested undergraduates should contact Savannah Bartel (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a copy of their CV or resume, a brief statement of interest (~1 paragraph), and the contact information of one reference.
Applications due by March 18th.